Kansas City Jewish Community Will Construct $750,000 Medical Center; $500,000 Raised

A $750,000 medical center to include a home for Jewish aged, an addition to Menorah Hospital to provide facilities for the chronically ill, and a geriatrics clinic for research into the ailments of the aged will be constructed by the Jewish community of Kansas City, it was announced here today.

Approximately $500,000 of the three-quarter million dollar goal has already been raised through efforts of the special gifts committee of the Jewish Welfare Federation in a four weeks pre-campaign effort. The remainder is to be raised through general solicitation of the Jewish community. Development of the co-related medical center is the result of a year’s study by the Federation’s Planning Committee. Upon its completion, the center will provide the finest medical services of its kind in the country, according to Max Bretton, executive director of the Federation.

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